The Wings of the Dove

  • by Henry James
  • Narrated by Marvin Kane
  • 20 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Wings of the Dove is a masterpiece by Henry James.This 1902 novel tells the story of Milly Theale, an American heiress suffering from an incurable disease, who comes to Europe in search of happiness. Through Milly's experiences in London and the new friends she makes, some with honorable motives, while others are more self-interested, James examines the collision of the emerging New World and Europe.American-born English author Henry James (1843-1916), was one of the founders and leaders of realism in fiction and is considered to be one of the great British novelists.Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards.


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Narrative Aberration

I'm sorry to admit the price of this version was the instigation for it's purchase. Always listen to the sample before buying. A poor narrator or production can make a book impossible to listen to. This is the case here, a waste of a penny.
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- Geoffrey "Say something about yourself!"

Boring book and poor narration

I couldn't take more than 1 hour of listening to this book. The narrator just drones on an on, in a slow monotone voice with awkward pauses in wrong places. When there's a conversation, it's very hard to tell who's speaking because all characters sounds the same. The book itself moves very slowly; long descriptions of feelings, intentions, thoughts with very little action or dialog. If you're a big fan of Henry James, it might be for you. If not, I would advise spending your money on something else.
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- Eli

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-26-2009
  • Publisher: RNIB